Load balancing of activities on physical disk storage devices is accomplished by monitoring reading and writing operations to blocks of contiguous storage locations on the physical disk storage devices. Statistics accumulated over an interval are then used to obtain access activity values for each block and each physical disk drive. A method is disclosed for efficiently generating disk access time based upon these statistics.
|IPC||G11B 17/ 22 A I|
|State||Published - 11 Jun 2002|